Recreation and Fitness Camp

The Recreation & Fitness Camp offers students who have completed Grade 6, 7 or 8 a fun, hands-on experience with a focus on strengthening literacy and numeracy skills. During this program, students will learn the basics of recreation, movement and stretching in a safe environment while utilizing literacy and numeracy skills.

The camp is taught by certified Durham Catholic District School Board teachers with a passion for recreation, fitness and fun activities.

The Recreation and Fitness program will focus on the development of the whole student, focusing on physical health. Through various games and activities, students will work on their physical literacy. The program will concentrate on different movement skills and how they can be applied in recreation and fitness activities. Students will collaborate with one another to create different activities and games based on their interests, incorporating both literacy and numeracy. This program is going to aid in the development of students’ communication skills, problem solving and thinking.

Each student will have an opportunity to identify his/her own personal "SMART" goals as they relate to fitness. From there, they will design specific action plans that will guide them on the pathway to achieving their personal fitness goals. They will also create a personalized 30-minute fitness circuit. Students will learn how to calculate their maximum heart rate and their target heart rate for exercise. Additionally, they will learn to calculate calories burned during exercise and how this relates to caloric intake. Finally, students will participate in a variety of fun and challenging activities and games.

Experiential Learning camps "enhance the already rich learning environments of our schools, providing students with alternative ways of engaging in their learning." Through the Experiential Learning Cycle, students will actively participate, reflect and apply their learning.  "The development of a reflective mindset gives students the ability to turn every experience into a learning experience." Community-Connected Experiential Learning, Ministry of Education, pages 8 & 9.

Questions and Answers

Do students need any special knowledge or skills?
No. Students will gain the knowledge and develop and apply the skills during the program.

Will allergies and health concerns be taken into consideration?
Yes. All parents must make the teacher aware of any allergies or health concerns. 

What does my child need to bring to camp?
Students need to bring a lunch and their enthusiasm and enjoyment of physical activity.

Is there a cost?
No.  The Recreation and Fitness Camp is free.


LocationDates Time
Monsignor Paul Dwyer CHS (Oshawa) July 2 to 59:00 am - 2:30 pm
Notre Dame CSS (Ajax) - FULLJuly 2 to 59:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monsignor Paul Dwyer CHS (Oshawa) - FULLJuly 8 to 129:00 am - 2:30 pm
Notre Dame (Ajax) July 8 to 129:00 am - 2:30 pm

Please note that students can participate in more than one camp but are asked not to register for the same camp more than once.


There is no cost for this program.  

DCDSB Students Click Here to Register 

Non-DCDSB Students Click Here to Register 

Please note that camp enrolment will be determined on a first-come, first-served basis as space is limited.  Students will be put on a wait list and notified if the camp is full.  Parents/Guardians will receive a confirmation email from Continuing Education if the registration is successful.

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